Newsletter: 15th December 2015

Ride News – Inland Indulgence:

The Inland Inundation had a perfect gender balance, 5 women and 5 men.
The riders (from L to R): Anne L, Elaine S, James N, David B, Chris E, Chris R, Cindy S, Rodney C, Rosie G + photographer Liz H.

From Rosie:
“The Inland Indulgence went off without a hitch despite a late revision to the route sheet as the Moggil ferry was closed for maintenance. The alternative route took us out round the hills of the Brookfield, Pullenvale and Anstead before traversing the camel back of Mt Crosby road then Colleges Crossing to Ipswich.
The group of 10 riders split into two fairly quickly after the start in Kenmore with the Speedsters outpacing the Tourers across the hills. Although the skies were grey, the rain largely stayed away and the cloud kept temperatures down. The Tourers were caught in a heavy shower just before reaching the checkpoint at the Cactus Espresso Bar where they found the Speedsters, dry and refreshing themselves with hot coffee and raisin toast. On the return journey, the group set out together before the Speedsters slowly drew ahead of the Tourers and disappeared into the distance. The Speedsters didn’t escape the rain however as they copped a heavy shower just before the finish. One of us was unlucky with 3 flat tyres but didn’t let that hold him up too much. Lucky he had plenty of spare tubes!
Everyone finished the ride in good time and enjoyed the morning. Thanks for coming all!”

Rainy weather; yeah, you can tell they had a pretty miserable time:

Ride News – Bedrock:

The previous Saturday (05/12/15) Bedrock attracted four riders:  AndrewB, BrianH, Glen and KeithH. No 200 km Audax ride is easy; and Bedrock especially not. Wind, hills, but no rain.


In case you can’t tell how good that steak burger tastes after Nebo-Glorious-Clear Mtn: Hmmmm.

Meanwhile back at the bay it is windy, and they contemplate attaching windsurfer sails:

The Ride Report – Keith Heindrich

A Late Ride Report – Three Large Circuits:

Audax Queensland’s second 1000 km ride ever was held ~10 years ago: Three Large Circuits. Only a decade ago and it already seems like ancient history. Such is the attrition of Audax cycling. There were only two finishers: DaveM and VaughanK.

Vaughan fished this out from the back of the cupboard:


That’s right: a ride so long it needed two brevet cards stapled together. I’m not sure if Vaughan enlarged the route sheet for his own use, but I found it pleasingly large to my aging eyes: here.

Chapeau to the following for being cajoled into writing their recollections for your holiday perusal. This is how they saw the ride from different angles:

Ride Report – Dave Minter

Ride Report – Vaughan Kippers

Ride Report – Dino Morgante

Other News:

Audax Australian Award applications are due by 31st of December, 2015.

Please note: the applications must be submitted electronically using the forms which can be downloaded from Australian awards should be submitted to

Upcoming Rides News:

Forms: Ride Entry Form, Lighting Rules, Reflective Vest Rules

PeachyMee: The last ride of the calendar year. Maximum scenery.

Details below.

Eleven Out of 11: (1/1/16) Note: Friday, New years Day. Pencil this in. Your hangover will feel better after this. Simon mentioned that due to “..the possible heat and the time of year [i.e. alcohol induced dehydration] there will be two checkpoints in the 100 km ride”.  I read this as: “Berocca available”. Details below.

Upcoming Rides:

PeachyMee – Saturday Dec 19th 2015

A scenic ride going over Mt Mee and Peachester followed by a loop around the Redcliffe Peninsular.

Start: Ferny Hills; 6:00 am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distances: 200 BRM
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes
Contact: Brian Hornby (0418 711 417 /

Eleven Out of 11 – Friday Jan 1st 2016

Ride all 11 bike permitted bridges across the Brisbane River. This ride follows along the river with a couple of small climbs. A great way to shake off the 2015 cobwebs, complete with a 2 visits to the same checkpoint at a shady spot near the Uni. This ride is supported.

Start: Belmont Shopping Centre; 6:00 am
Costs: $22 members / $32 non members
Distance: 100 BA
Supported: Yes
Lighting Rules Apply: No
Contact: Simon Faber (0448 887 839 /

Mulgowie Moose 200 – Saturday Jan 16th 2016

A semi supported ride on relatively quiet roads starting at Lowood and roving around the Brisbane and Lockyer Valleys. Enjoy a break at Ma Ma Creek store before rolling into Mulgowie for a supported lunch stop.

Start: Lowood; 6:30 AM
Costs: $26 members / $36 non members
Distances: 200 BRM
Supported: Yes
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes
Contact: Anne Latimer (0488 020 556 /

Hinterland Musings – Saturday Jan 23rd 2016

Multiple luscious climbs and descents in truly inspiring country make this an evocative and thought provoking ride. It is certainly a ride for the climber and for those who enjoy tremendous views.

Start: Landsborough; 6:30 am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distances: 200 BRM
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes
Contact: Paul Witzerman (0412 402 673 /
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